The week of April 26, 2015

The Body Issue
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In the basement with transhumanism’s DIY cyberpunks

By Joseph L. Flatley

In Pittsburgh of all places, transhumanism’s real possibilities are being put to the test.

Features

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The real reason hackers want your medical records

By Aaron Sankin

It’s not your colonoscopy results hackers are after.

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Are fitness trackers dangerous for people with eating disorders?

By Selena Larson

Health and fitness apps may fail their most vulnerable users.

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What my friend Aaron Winborn taught me about living and dying

By Jesse Hicks

Be generous.

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The augmented, customizable human body

By Jesse Hicks

This is what the Vitruvian Man would look like in the 21st century.

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How brain-altering devices went mainstream

By Molly McHugh

These gadgets are no longer the work of science fiction.

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Meet the YouTube star behind the Booty Revolution

By Carly Lanning

Meghan Tonjes is saving the world, one butt selfie at a time.

Opinion

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In defense of WebMD

By Nico Lang

It’s not just for savvy hypochondriacs.

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Why do we hate cosmetic surgery?

By Greg Stevens

Cosmetic surgery is a personal decision. Leave it at that.